Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Bothered about food banks
This has been bothering me since I first read Jack's post last night. I follow Jack's blog and on Facebook too so when she posted a link there as well, I shared it. Coincidentally a friend also posted last night a plea from my local food bank for donations. Again, I shared it asking my local friends to also share it.
Both posts got 1 response each. One from a friend who actually volunteers her services at a food bank and a friend who works within the charity sector herself and sees life at the sharp end. In other words, 2 people who are already aware of the need.
No one else has since liked, shared or commented on either link.
This has bothered me since and I'm trying to work out why. I sometimes post links to funny dog clips (lots of my friends have dogs too) and they get lots of likes and shares. I guess thinking about food poverty just isn't funny.
Sue has written a great post about it too and what we can do about it so I don't need to say much more.
I consider myself fortunate to have always had a roof over my head. But when I unexpectedly become a single mum life was a struggle financially until I got myself together. I know what it feels like to constantly worry about having enough money just to survive.
So I've packed a box for my local food bank and plan to do this on a regular basis. It's not much but lots of small actions add up to a big one